Late season painting exterior of shingle house in Northern California?

Questions & AnswersCategory: Enviromental Painting Questions and ConcernsLate season painting exterior of shingle house in Northern California?
Anonymous Staff asked 4 years ago

Our craftsman home in Oakland, California, with original shingles needs repair, priming and painting. October is usually dry, but we’ve had 2 rainstorms already. Should we wait until late spring to paint? I’m really concerned that the contractor will start, and then rain will ruin the effort.

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crowderpainting Staff answered 6 years ago

Weather is always a concern. How your contractor will proceed depends on the type and amount of work, products needed as well as the forecast. Many paints are fine as long as they have a couple of days to dry before being subjected to wet weather, Sherwin Williams Resilience claims to need only a few hours before rain.

Discuss your concerns with the painting contractor and find out if the weather could cause postponing until next year.

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